Archive for the “Study Tips” Category

Increase Your Academic Performance

September 25th, 2017

Many students struggle with academically-related anxiety, be it final exams, major presentations or unit tests. But what if there was a way to curb some of that nervousness to let your true potential shine through? Read on to find out! A study published in the journal Science found students who took 10 minutes to write […]

Back to School Tips for Success

August 17th, 2017

Where has the summer gone? It may feel like just yesterday that you were leaving your school’s halls to begin the summer holiday, but it is now time to begin preparing for the excitement of a new academic year. You may be wondering how to best equip yourself for the challenge ahead. Before you soak […]

5 Study Habits That Are Making Your Stress Levels Worse!

May 17th, 2017

Nearly every student can relate to being stressed throughout the school year. Did you ever stop and wonder if maybe some of your habits are contributing to your stress levels? Read on for a list of habits that may be making your school anxiety worse! 1. General Procrastination This list would not be complete if […]

The Importance of Keeping up with Reading in the Summer

March 20th, 2017

Summer reading loss is a topic that has been widely studied, with results showing that roughly 45% of students’ decoding skills decrease over the summer, and 25% of students’ fluency decreases over the summer months. The cause of this decline is often that students are just not spending enough time reading and being exposed to […]

Transitioning back to routine after holidays

January 6th, 2017

Over an extended holiday time, routines can go out the window with meal times changing, exciting events and later bedtimes. It can be very difficult for families to get back to normality. Research shows that the key is to start slowly and establish bedtime/school routine a few nights before school. Communication is essential so that […]

Raising a Confident Reader

November 22nd, 2016

Confidence in reading can often be a challenge for both students and families to overcome. Once a child is unsure of their abilities in reading, it becomes increasingly challenging to regain their confidence. In the book Raising Confident Readers, Dr. J. Richard Gentry provides a breakdown of phases in literacy development, along with tips that […]

The Homework Battle

October 27th, 2016

Parents often feel it is their job to get their children to do well in school. Homework can often be the focus of parents and they struggle to get them to complete the work. The constant battle and frustration can lead to disengagement from the child and heightened anxiety. We have put together some helpful […]

How Organization can help their Grades (and how to do it!)

July 13th, 2016

Organization – what did you just think of there? Pure bliss, an annoying task, or the unachievable state that only exists in movies? Whatever option suits your suite, there is not doubt that organized rooms, backpacks and even brains can help students be more successful at school. Summer is the perfect time to declutter your […]

Create a Motivating Environment

October 26th, 2015

We’ve all had those battles, whether you’re a parent or teacher, when – try as you might – the child is not interested in learning. We, as teachers, have the formal training to support these learners and find ways to motivate them. There are four factors that are required to create a motivating learning environment. […]